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How to change the DNS settings on the Cisco Linksys-E1200

This page shows how to change the DNS settings on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router.

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What is the DNS setting on a Router

When you connect a router to the Internet it gets a few settings from your ISP automatically. One of the settings that the ISP sets in your router is the DNS setting. DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is used to convert Internet names into actual IP addresses. For instance, when you go to "google.com", your are really connecting to an IP address that is mapped through DNS to a number such as:

This mapping happens automatically every time you visit any page on the Internet.

Why Change Your Router's DNS Setting

Some ISPs choose to abuse the DNS system and map unknown names to servers that they control. This can be done in a way that you don't know it is happening since your router is getting its DNS settings from your ISP. For instance, if you have one of these ISPs who is hijacking your DNS, and you try to surf the web to "some-random-site.com" and "some-random-site.com" does not exist, you might get a page back from your ISP with local advertisements on it.

By changing your DNS setting in your router you will effectively change the DNS setting for every computer on your network. This is because when a device is connected to your network your router automatically hands out its own DNS settings to that device. This way you can protect your entire network from ISP hijacking with just one setting.

What Should I Change My DNS To

There are 2 really great DNS servers on the Internet that you can choose from right now: Google Public DNS and OpenDNS. If you are not sure which one to pick then just use Google Public DNS.

When you change the DNS settings in your router, you usually have to enter a Primary and a Secondary setting. The secondary is only used if the primary can not be located. Here are common settings:

If you want to use Google Public DNS, use the following settings:

  • Primary: 8.8.8.8
  • Secondary: 8.8.4.4

If you want to use OpenDNS, use the following settings:

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

Login To The Cisco Linksys-E1200

To get started configuring the Cisco Linksys-E1200 DNS page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Cisco Linksys-E1200, follow our Cisco Linksys-E1200 Login Guide.

Change the DNS settings on a Cisco Linksys-E1200

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

You begin on the page labeled Basic Setup. For the Cisco Linksys-E1200, this is the correct page to be on in order to change the DNS.

Configure the DNS section of your Cisco Linksys-E1200

Scroll down this page until you see Static DNS 1, you can just see it at the very bottom of the screenshot above. In these four boxes enter the primary address of the DNS server you have decided to use.

Below that is the Static DNS 2 boxes, enter the secondary address of that same DNS server you picked.

You don't need to enter anything into the Static DNS 3 boxes.

Click Save Settings at the bottom of the page, then click Reboot.

That's it!

Possible Problems when Changing your DNS settings

Most devices on your network will not begin using the new DNS settings until they have been rebooted. After rebooting a device you can go to it's network settings and verify that it is using the DNS servers that you specified.

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Cisco Linksys-E1200 Port Forwarding Guide

This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router.

If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

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Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Cisco Linksys-E1200 to your computer can be more reliable if you first configure a static IP address on your computer. We have instructions to setup a static IP address for Windows 7, Windows 8, and a variety of other devices on our Static IP Address Settings page.

Please note that while setting up a static IP address on your computer is optional, it is still a very good idea to go ahead and do it. In the long run it will make your port forward much more reliable.

Login To The Cisco Linksys-E1200

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Cisco Linksys-E1200 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Cisco Linksys-E1200, follow our Cisco Linksys-E1200 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Cisco Linksys-E1200

This guide begins on the Basic Setup page of the Cisco Linksys-E1200 router. To forward a port, tick the link at the top of the page labeled Applications & Gaming.

You now have two choices, if you are forwarding only one port, tick the choice of Single Port Forwarding. If you are forwarding a range of ports, tick the option of Port Range Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Cisco Linksys-E1200

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

To Forward a Single Port:

  • Find an empty row of boxes, and enter the name of the program in the space labeled Application Name. This is for your future reference, and not crucial to the process.
  • Enter the port number you are forwarding in the box titled External Port, and again in the Internal Port box.
  • Next is the Protocol menu. Use this drop-down menu to pick the type of forwarding you wish to do.
  • In the To IP Address box, enter the LAN IP address of the specific computer you are forwarding this port to.
  • Put a check mark in the Enabled box.
  • Finally, click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page.

To Forward a Range of Ports:

  • In an empty row of boxes, enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for in the space labeled Application Name.
  • For the Start~End Port boxes, enter the lowest number in the left box, and the highest number of the range in the right box.
  • Use the Protocol drop-down menu to choose the type of protocol you want to use to forward these ports.
  • Next is the To IP Address. Enter the LAN IP Address of the specific computer you are forwarding these ports to.
  • Then, place a check-mark in the box titled Enabled.
  • Click Save Settings at the bottom of the screen.

You did it, congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Cisco Linksys-E1200 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your ports are forwarded you should use our Open Port Check tool.

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Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

The Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router is another wireless product manufactured by Linksys-by-Cisco. It lets you access the Internet via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection or through one of its 4 port switch. The range of this router can reach up to 250 meters.

Built with leading 802.11n technology, it creates a powerful home wireless network in minutes for connecting your laptops, smartphones, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles and other Wi-Fi devices at fast transfer rates for an unrivaled experience. In addition, QoS feature of this wireless router also enables you to prioritize network traffic for maximizing downloads and reliable gaming.

Separate password protected guest network could be created easily for guests or friends to access Internet by using this router, so that you don’t have to worry about the security risk of sharing home wireless network.

Furthermore, the parental control of this Linksys E1200 router also provides you the capability to set the times that Internet access is allowed, block websites that you specify or based on their content or even set the above restrictions for specific computers.

Setup and use of this Linksys E1200 router is easy by using Cisco Connect software that is installed when you run the included CD, however you could still perform advanced configuration through the provided wireless router management webpage.

Important Specifications:

Device type: Wireless router

Wireless Network Standards: - IEEE 802.11n - IEEE 802.11g - IEEE 802.11b

Wireless Data Transfer Rates: - Up to 300 Mbps

Ports/Buttons: - Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port - LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports - One WiFi Protected Setup Button - One Power Port - One Reset Button

Security Features: - Wireless Security Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2), WEP - Wireless MAC Filter - SPI Firewall - Parental Controls

Supported VPN Pass-through Features: - IPSec VPN Pass-through - PPTP VPN Pass-through - L2TP VPN Pass-through

Other Features: - Port Forwarding - Port Triggering - DMZ - DDNS - Quality of Service (QoS) - VoIP

If you are interested, find out more about this Linksys E1200 router here.

User reviews on www.amazon.com:

best Linksys router yet! Starman (Northern CA) April 18, 2011 I've used Linksys home routers for more than a decade and this is by far the best one yet in every respect. I didn't bother with their fancy new guided configuration software as I'm an experienced user. (I do suspect that inexperienced users might be almost as intimidated by the nifty new setup software, which transports the desired configuration to each new computer via a thumb drive, as they were by the older setup procedure; but that's another story). But I swear that the manual configuration took no longer than getting the shrink wrap off the outer box and undoing the twisty-ties -- reset the admin password, give the SSID a name, select security type, and set a network password. That's it -- all other factory pre-sets are exactly what you need and would expect. Total time for manual setup once the shrink wrap was off -- perhaps 3 minutes at most, and most of that spent crawling under the desk to plug it in. As I used the same SSID and network password as the old Linksys box I was replacing, all the machines actually rejoined the new network and router by themselves (and switched from G to N protocol) as soon as I entered the network password into the router control panel, with no prompting. And finally, the new packaging, even though it shouldn't really matter that much, is nothing short of breathtaking. If you're used to staring at the funny blue box on 4 legs with the two ear antennae, suddenly you enter the 21st century with this new box -- everyone familiar with Linksys products wants to touch it as if it's fine jewlery! It must be only 20% of the volume of the old box. A real triumph of industrial design, quite aside from the hardware and software.

Extremely Pleased and Set Up with Ease! Devin Elizabeth (PA) April 22, 2011 As a certified 'senior' who's never dealt with a router before, I had absolutely no trouble setting up and getting connected. My 6 year old desktop is not wireless. My goal was to get a new laptop up and running via the router. By simply inserting the CD, I followed the instructions with no difficulty at all. I used a Memory Stick with data already stored on it, to then connect to my laptop. In less than 15 minutes both computers were up and running. The laptop is much faster than my desktop so I'm thrilled with that! (I live in a two story home and have had no connectivity problems from anywhere within the home; I haven't tried taking the laptop outdoors, but I doubt I ever will!)

Hopefully, my satisfaction is not short-lived and the router will give me a few good years.

Perfect! Medichi April 21, 2011 I ordered this router after reading reviews of tons of other wireless routers available on amazon, and it works perfectly - it is easy to setup (no troubles at all whatsoever), no blinking lights on the front of the router, very lightweighted and compact. Couldnt have asked for a better router for someone who is not tech-savy and for someone who just wants a simple router that works as specified and as per its 5 star reviews!

Great Basic Router iiiiReader (USA) April 25, 2011 The Linksys E1200 is an entry level router which provides basic Wireless-N capability at a very affordable price. Its drawback is that it only supports the 2.4Ghz band of the Wireless-N standard. In more population dense areas, this band is fairly crowded and performance is not optimal. It works well for basic Wireless-N capability and if you are replacing an existing Wireless-G router so you can have a little extra wireless distance.

We have recently begun using our router for both wireless computing and for streaming video to our Hi-Def TV and have sometimes noticed a slight lag time with a single band Linksys Wireless-N router. When we start using the streaming video more and more, we will consider moving to the Linksys E4200 Dual Band in the future as it supports both the 2.4Ghz for computer use and the less crowded 5Ghz for streaming devices.

In summary, the Linksys E1200 is a good basic model router for use in less population dense areas or where the primary use is for wireless computing. We have used Linksys routers for years and are extremely pleased with the overall performance.

I can't recommend this router or tech support James Fitzpatrick (Blue Bell, PA United States) November 14, 2011 I would not recommend this router...or maybe its just the tech support. I was on the phone for the better part of the weekend with Comcast and Linksys. The router had been working fine for a few months before it started acting up. I called Comcast first who couldn't find anything wrong and I even switched the modem to eliminate that as an issue. I got on with Linksys and they informed me they would help even though it was outside the 90 window. I had to reset the router to factory settings and confirmed it had a DNS address. After over an hour we were able to get the router going.

Two hours later the wifi stopped working but wired directly worked correctly. I tried to recycle the router and called Linksys when this didn't work...after checking that it had DNS so the modem was fine. The person I talked too was less than compassionate and was more concerned with selling additional service fee of $40 for a $65 router that is still covered under warranty. He did some trouble shooting of my computer which is a work computer and it is well locked down to any changes....which I told him and he still attempted to change settings to no avail. In this environment I had 3 laptops(2 with XP and one Mac), 2 ipads and 2 iphones to troubleshoot with. The laptops could see the network sometimes and wouldn't connect unless wired, the iPad could connect but it took 20 minutes to download one page!

The tech recommended optimizing the computer and working with the computer vendor. I pointed out that I had three different types of computers and it would make no sense to work with each vendor to optimize it when the issues appears to be the router. He then recommended talking to a software engineer for a fee. He then said I could update to the latest firmware which I asked him which version that is...he said it was online. So while on the phone with him I saw I had the latest version. Lastly he recommended restoring to factory reset again which could damage the unit....does that make sense? Well it turns out this may be the only thing he was right about as when I reset to factory defaults it wouldn't let me finish the set up! I checked the modem again and it works fine. So that was another hour wasted on the weekend at a vacation home. So you tell me what is the point of a 1 year warranty if it means nothing? At this point I don't see a reason to get another Linksys product when I have one that won't function now....and again still under warranty!

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Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router Review & Rating

When Cisco released the Valet Plus ($90, 4.5 stars), it had raised the bar for wireless router setup. Other vendors, I predicted, were sure to follow suit. Since then, most of the newer routers on the market feature the same sort of easy setup, making routers simpler than ever for the average home user to configure. Cisco has set the bar even higher, in three important ways, with the new Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router . First, the quirks in the Cisco Connect software are mostly gone. The throughput of the E1200 is almost double the Valet's ; it is in fact the best throughput I have measured to date from a single-band 2.4 GHz consumer router. Best of all, the MSRP is $60 about $20-30 less than the SRP of the Valet.

Although it replaces the Valet Plus as our favorite single band router, the E1200 is actually billed as the successor to the underwhelming E1000 ($80, 2.5 stars). As with the E1000 , the E1200 is not intended for high bandwidth consumption. For users looking for heavy-duty music or video streaming, multi-player gaming, or performing large file transfers with home servers and NAS devices, those users should consider Cisco's E4200 ($179, 4 stars) or Netgear's N600 ($130, 4.5 stars). The E1200 is a solid, reliable choice for simple Internet connectivity needs— at a great price.

E1200 Design and SpecsWhile not as attractive as the Valet Plus; with it's almost Apple-esque design, the E1200 boasts a sleek industrial look that netted the new E-series line the 2011 Red Dot Product Design Award. It's a small, unobtrusive router, with a black, high-gloss finish. Gone from the top of the chassis are the peculiar LED symbols that were hard to decipher (one was shaped like a planet!). Instead, the WAN and LAN ports all have simple, corresponding LEDs that turn a solid green to indicate connectivity.

What makes the E1200 superior in performance to the E1000 and even the Valet are some technological advancements. Cisco's networking chops are apparent in the E1200's integrated on-chip amplifier, which significantly improves the range of the wireless signal as well as the device's strong 2x3 internal antenna.

The E1200 features four Fast Ethernet ports, so no Gigabit Ethernet, no USB, and only operates at the 2.4 GHz band.

Setup and FeaturesThe E1200 is set up wirelessly using the new and improved Cisco Connect software. Using the Cisco Connect software I had my laptop connected to the router in under six minutes. The setup process automatically configures the SSID, passphrase, and security for you.

Although the Cisco Connect software has not changed much in look since the previous version, there have been some improvements. Now included is an Internet speed test which displays a speedometer that measures average download and upload speeds. Impressive features from the last version are still included; the software walks users through connecting other computers and devices to the routers and configuring guest access.

Parental access still works very efficiently. Users can block Internet access to any computer on a home network or can block at specific times (like when the kids are supposed to be doing homework.) As soon as I blocked another laptop connected to the router from accessing the Internet, that laptop had no access, even without opening and closing its browser.

Cisco Connect also allows you to block up to eight URLs. Blocking works well but it's rather limited when it comes to control. I would like to see Cisco incorporate the ability to block by keywords—a feature I found of value in Asante's AWRT-550N router ($109, 4 stars).

One caveat to using Cisco Connect's Parental Controls: if you have other parental control software installed it may conflict with Cisco's software. When I tested Cisco's Parental Controls I had another vendor's control software installed. Configuring controls on the Cisco side with the other software installed made Cisco's software block me from accessing the router's settings. I could no longer use the Cisco Connect after applying the parental control settings. Once I uninstalled the third-party's software and reinstalled Cisco Connect, I had no issues. If you already use some sort of parental control software you will probably just want to use it or Cisco's Parental Controls, but not both.

Gone, thankfully is the issue of not being able to get back into Cisco Connect after going into the advanced router settings; a problem I noted when testing the previous E4200 . I was able to flip back and forth between Cisco Connect and the advanced settings. These settings are stored in the Linksys management console and include the ability to configure Dynamic DNS, QoS, port forwarding, and more geeky stuff.

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Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

When Cisco released the Valet Plus ($90, 4.5 stars), it had raised the bar for wireless router setup. Other vendors, I predicted, were sure to follow suit. Since then, most of the newer routers on the market feature the same sort of easy setup, making routers simpler than ever for the average home user to configure. Cisco has set the bar even higher, in three important ways, with the new Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router . First, the quirks in the Cisco Connect software are mostly gone. The throughput of the E1200 is almost double the Valet's ; it is in fact the best throughput I have measured to date from a single-band 2.4 GHz consumer router. Best of all, the MSRP is $60 about $20-30 less than the SRP of the Valet.

Although it replaces the Valet Plus as our favorite single band router, the E1200 is actually billed as the successor to the underwhelming E1000 ($80, 2.5 stars). As with the E1000 , the E1200 is not intended for high bandwidth consumption. For users looking for heavy-duty music or video streaming, multi-player gaming, or performing large file transfers with home servers and NAS devices, those users should consider Cisco's E4200 ($179, 4 stars) or Netgear's N600 ($130, 4.5 stars). The E1200 is a solid, reliable choice for simple Internet connectivity needs— at a great price.

E1200 Design and SpecsWhile not as attractive as the Valet Plus; with it's almost Apple-esque design, the E1200 boasts a sleek industrial look that netted the new E-series line the 2011 Red Dot Product Design Award. It's a small, unobtrusive router, with a black, high-gloss finish. Gone from the top of the chassis are the peculiar LED symbols that were hard to decipher (one was shaped like a planet!). Instead, the WAN and LAN ports all have simple, corresponding LEDs that turn a solid green to indicate connectivity.

What makes the E1200 superior in performance to the E1000 and even the Valet are some technological advancements. Cisco's networking chops are apparent in the E1200's integrated on-chip amplifier, which significantly improves the range of the wireless signal as well as the device's strong 2x3 internal antenna.

The E1200 features four Fast Ethernet ports, so no Gigabit Ethernet, no USB, and only operates at the 2.4 GHz band.

Setup and FeaturesThe E1200 is set up wirelessly using the new and improved Cisco Connect software. Using the Cisco Connect software I had my laptop connected to the router in under six minutes. The setup process automatically configures the SSID, passphrase, and security for you.

Although the Cisco Connect software has not changed much in look since the previous version, there have been some improvements. Now included is an Internet speed test which displays a speedometer that measures average download and upload speeds. Impressive features from the last version are still included; the software walks users through connecting other computers and devices to the routers and configuring guest access.

Parental access still works very efficiently. Users can block Internet access to any computer on a home network or can block at specific times (like when the kids are supposed to be doing homework.) As soon as I blocked another laptop connected to the router from accessing the Internet, that laptop had no access, even without opening and closing its browser.

Cisco Connect also allows you to block up to eight URLs. Blocking works well but it's rather limited when it comes to control. I would like to see Cisco incorporate the ability to block by keywords—a feature I found of value in Asante's AWRT-550N router ($109, 4 stars).

One caveat to using Cisco Connect's Parental Controls: if you have other parental control software installed it may conflict with Cisco's software. When I tested Cisco's Parental Controls I had another vendor's control software installed. Configuring controls on the Cisco side with the other software installed made Cisco's software block me from accessing the router's settings. I could no longer use the Cisco Connect after applying the parental control settings. Once I uninstalled the third-party's software and reinstalled Cisco Connect, I had no issues. If you already use some sort of parental control software you will probably just want to use it or Cisco's Parental Controls, but not both.

Gone, thankfully is the issue of not being able to get back into Cisco Connect after going into the advanced router settings; a problem I noted when testing the previous E4200 . I was able to flip back and forth between Cisco Connect and the advanced settings. These settings are stored in the Linksys management console and include the ability to configure Dynamic DNS, QoS, port forwarding, and more geeky stuff.

PerformanceSingle band routers aren't as fast as dual-bands because the 2.4 GHz band isn't as robust as the additional 5 GHz band you have with dual-band routers. With high throughput dual-band routers, I like to see at least real-world benchmarked throughput nearing half of the theoretical bandwidth the vendor claims. With single-band routers, throughput typically ranges about 30-40 Mbps in our rigorous testing environment. If I see larger numbers, I am witnessing excellent throughput from a single-band router.

The E1200 did not disappoint me, managing an average maximum throughput of 60 Mbps—almost double the speed of what I typically see and winning kudos as the fastest single-band router I have tested. Here's a chart comparing it with similar-speed routers:

Not only does the E1200 have excellent throughput, it also keeps the signal strength strong at greater ranges.

E1200 Unseats Cisco Valet as Top Single-Band RouterThe E1200 is a worthy router for those with light home networking needs. I do wonder if it may cannibalize sales of the Cisco Valet Plus—it's faster, has better software, and it's cheaper. According to Cisco, the Valet will hold more appeal for users who are extremely novice about setting up wireless routers; the strongest feature of the Valet is its easy setup. Yet the Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router offers the same software setup, more advanced technology, and a lower bottom price; it's our new Editors' Choice single-band router, easily unseating even Cisco's own impressive Valet Plus.

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Cisco Linksys E900 vs E1200

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A Comparison chart between Cisco Linksys E3200 and E4200 Wireless Router

Cisco Linksys Wireless Router E900E1200
Models Linksys E900 Linksys e1200
Click on the link to view the latest price from Amazon.comLinksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router
Key Features
Wireless Technology Built with leading 802.11 technology for top performance and range802.11N802.11N
High Speed Get fast transfer rates300 Mbps300 Mbps
Advanced Security WPA2 encryption and SPI Firewall to help keep your network protectedYesYes
Broad Compatibility Works seamlessly with all b/g/n Wi-Fi devicesYesYes
IPv6 EnabledSupports the latest Internet Protocol technology to future-proof your networkYesYes
Cisco Connect Software Quick three step setup plus parental controls instant guest access and easy network managementYes
Package ContentsLinksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router

CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources

Ethernet Cable

Power Adapter

Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

Setup Software and User Guide on CD-ROM

Ethernet network cable

Power adapter

Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Linksys E900 at cisco.comRead more about Linksys e1200 at cisco.com
Amazon Customer Reviews
Read all the reviews inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)Click here to read the reviews on Linksys E900Click here to read the reviews on Linksys e1200
Price Check
View the latest price from AmazonClick on this link Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router Click on this link Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

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